5. Dallas Mavericks
This deal is one the Golden State Warriors should only make if winning this season is the most important thing to them. Sacrificing D’Angelo Russell and their future is a big decision, but, if the franchise feels like capitalizing on their championship window in the present day is the most vital thing, then this is a deal they should consider.
In this trade, the Warriors don’t get any All-Stars back for D-Lo. Instead, they gain a number of players that could all play a pivotal role with the team.
Courtney Lee is an experienced player with 10-years of NBA knowledge. He is a versatile scorer and defender that compliments Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson well. His veteran presence will prove useful during a deep postseason run.
As for Seth Curry, who wouldn’t want to see the two Curry brothers team up? Last year, Seth proved his worth in the league by averaging 7.9 points on 45.0 percent shooting from deep and 45.6 percent shooting overall as well as having a stellar postseason with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Finally, Dwight Powell is a towering big man that can run the floor and protect the rim. Having some extra depth at the center position is important, as we saw how quickly a few injuries can thin out the Warriors rotation.
This trade brings plenty of depth for the Dubs as well as players that better fit their current roster. The Warriors already have enough star power in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Continuing to build around this trio may be better than attempting to accommodate a young and hungry point guard.